The Ewing Foundation is a national charity, promoting inclusion and achievement for deaf children through listening and speaking. Our team of Education Consultants and Specialist Audiology Technicians support professionals in acquiring the skills and confidence needed to help deaf children use their residual hearing, access technology and develop natural spoken language. We work with teaching staff, schools, services and resource bases. Please visit our website: www.ewing-foundation.org.uk to find out more about our services.
Girlguiding North Yorkshire West County
Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, with over 500,000 members. Girlguiding North Yorkshire West County is part of this wonderful charity covering areas from Settle and Skipton in the west through to Harrogate and Ripon and on to Knaresborough and Boroughbridge in the east.
Thanks to the dedication and support of over 600 amazing volunteers, we give girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.
We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. We give them a space to have fun. We run Rainbows (5–7 years), Brownies (7–10 years), Guides (10–14 years) and The Senior Section (14–25 years). To volunteer please visit www.girlguiding.org.uk
H.E.L.P – Harrogate Easier Living Project
Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) provides support for older or vulnerable people and those with a disability to remain independent in their own home and out and about in the community.
At this challenging time, we know many older and vulnerable people across the district are in need of support. For those of you without family, friends and neighbours to turn to, we want to reassure you that we are here to HELP.
To respond to your needs, our dedicated volunteers will be working with us to offer the following support during the COVID-19 outbreak:
Phone befriending – we can give you a regular call to offer a listening ear and a chat
Errand service for shopping and essential items – if you need help with getting in supplies, collecting a prescription etc. we will ask a trusted and vetted volunteer to get them for you. We can also put you in touch with local suppliers who may be able to deliver to your door.
Please note: our regular Driving Force and Help at Home gardening, decorating and odd job services are suspended temporarily to redirect our staff to helping out with errands. If our existing clients have an essential odd job that really can’t wait though, please contact us and we will try to assist.
Harrogate & District Community Action (HADCA)
HADCA is an independent charity supporting communities, charities and volunteers to make Harrogate district a great place to live and work.
We provide information and support for local charities, community groups and social enterprises.
HADCA connects people through local networks, promotes community action and campaigns through local partnerships to make a positive difference.
We also work to raise awareness of the expertise, role and value that the voluntary and community sector can contribute to debate and decision-making on local and regional issues.
The HADCA Where to Turn directory is free to use and contains information about hundreds of charities and community activities supporting good health and wellbeing for people of all ages. The searchable directory is available on the HADCA website at https://hadca.org.uk/wheretoturn.
The HADCA Volunteering Directory can help find your ideal volunteering opportunity according to your interests, availability, age, wheelchair access and location. Search the directory at https://hadca.org.uk/volunteer.
Harrogate and District Deaf Society
Harrogate and District Deaf Society ensure that methods of communicating with born deaf people (BSL users) and acquired Deaf People are continuously improved.
The Society is a partner with North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) which runs a drop in session for information and advice at Harrogate Community House each Wednesday afternoon between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm.01609 533501
Royal British Legion – Victory Branch
The Royal British Legion provide welfare support to serving and ex- serving members of the Armed Forces and their dependants.http://www.britishlegion.org.uk 01423 858222
The Stroke Association Stroke Support service
The Stroke Association Stroke Support service is a visiting service that provides support and practical information to people who have had a stroke in the past 12 months; it also offers support to their families and carers.
The service takes referrals from staff at Harrogate Hospital and the Community Stroke Team. Clients and their carers can also self-refer if they are registered with a GP in the Harrogate and Rural District area.
For more information please call Tracey Gresty – Stroke Support Coordinator on: 07515596944 or call the Stroke Association Helpline on: 0303 3033 100.
At TuVida we support thousands of carers and the people they care for. We believe in improving lives through personal support.
It’s our aim to provide individualised support that helps carers live life with independence, choice and peace of mind.
We are a not-for-profit organisation.